Video Games Are Losing Their Grip On Their Fanbases
Lifestyle

Video Games Are Losing Their Grip On Their Fanbases And Need To Step It Up

A game could once be played for years. Not anymore.

27
Video Games Are Losing Their Grip On Their Fanbases And Need To Step It Up

I have been a fan of video games since I was a kid. Some of my best childhood memories are me with friends or family having the time of our lives on whatever game we were playing. Some games that stand out to me over the course of my gaming lifetime are Super Smash Bros., NBA Street 2, Street Fighter 3, and Tekken just to name a few.

In the last couple of years, a new genre of game has filled twitch streams and has made adults and 12-year-old kids alike sink hours into. Battle Royale began with PUBG (Player Unknown Battle Grounds) in 2017. The simple concept is that 100 empty handed players skydive from a plane onto one giant island. On the island are tons of weapons that a player can pick up and obtain. As the game goes on, the island area gets smaller and smaller, The winner is the last player alive.

Currently, Fortnite is the most popular game in this genre. Many streamers are able to make hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of streaming the game. However, a new BR game has come to take the crown. Apex Legends looks to be the new game to take the reigns as the BR war continues. What gets my attention is how quickly the landscape for this genre has changed in the last 2 years.

In the past, video games were able to hold onto an audience for years at a time. Games that come to mind for me are Call of Duty 4, Halo 3, and NBA 2k. These games were all called the best games in their genres for years before another game took its place. Fast forward to today, and games are now popular for months at best before something else comes out to surpass it.

This change in staying power could be a result of the new generation of kids who love video games. In the past decade, social media became a huge deal. Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter really popped off while gen z kids were growing up. Having a massive amount of content at your fingertips will make you eventually get bored easier. I can say that one of the main reasons that multiplayer only games are on the rise and single player games are on the decline is that the core base of video games is changing. Changing to a younger audience who always needs new in order to keep their attention.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

I oftentimes (excessively) use the excuse of my job as a writer to justify my excessive spending habits.

I needed the new Huda Beauty palette before anyone else in the name of journalistic integrity. It was my job to test out the new Francis Kurkdjian fragrance to make sure I could tell people whether or not it was truly worth the splurge (it was).

Keep Reading... Show less

I remember the days where closet drinking before going to a party or bar was part of the night's itinerary. It was a requirement to have a good buzz flowing before calling the Uber to take you to that bar where you see everyone from your high school at. The pregames were the best part of the night, but it wasn't ever because of the alcohol, it was because of the atmosphere and those who were in it. The number of times I've heard "Wait, why aren't you drinking tonight? C'mon, get drunk with us" is endless, but think about it. Where were you when you were asked that? You were at the goddamn pregame and being there doesn't mean you need to be ripping shots. Being social doesn't require alcohol.

I asked 20 people how they cut back on alcohol while still being social.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

This Viral Miami University Instagram Page Features Stories Of The Victims Of Discrimination On Campus

There's a new wave of battles for change on Miami University's campus, and Dear Miami is at the root of the fuel to the fire.

There's a lot going on right now, and everything is extremely uncertain. Some of the largest and time-old issues we're facing heavily right now are the ones around human rights.

Keep Reading... Show less
Erikka Chowdhury

To all of those who don't know me, I'm an American girl with South Asian parents who have carved their own niche as immigrants in the USA.

Keep Reading... Show less

Listen, you can do whatever you want with your free time. It's yours to spend and you have free range. However, I hope you recognize that there are a ton of proactive things you can do right now instead of stalking your man's ex – yes, I know you do it becuase we are all guilty of it.

Take this time to research your privilege. There are always new things to learn and ways to deepen your understanding of yourself, this world, and your surroundings. We live in a multi-dimensional, ever-changing society that needs your help and your time. By that, I mean there are so many layers to each and every one of us, and with our physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional selves, we can create real, positive change.

Keep Reading... Show less

Whether you are quarantining away from your significant other because of coronavirus or separated by the country lines at this time, it's fair to say that long-distance relationships are tough no matter what. However, there are ways to show love from a distance whether that's through daily FaceTime calls, cute Snapchats, or sexy pics sent to them on their phone. You can brighten up their day even more with some of these unique gifts that can fit any price range and a variety of interests.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

Preview These Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Picks — From Luxury Purses To Skincare

Currently 3 million people viewing the Stella McCartney purse I absolutely must have.

Online shopping has been a guilty pleasure of ours for years, but now more than ever it's been a shopping lover's outlet for all our home redecorating projects and resort wear we're purchasing for that trip we had to cancel.

One of my favorite places to (virtually) window shop has always been Nordstrom. I admittedly can't afford to go on sprees there often, but I still get a high off of adding things to my cart I know I'll never actually end up buying. But sometimes, that's not enough — that's when I, like the masses of luxury-, beauty-, fashion-, and decor-lovers around the world count the days down to the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Keep Reading... Show less

Rihanna is known for many things: her music, fashion, makeup, and now skincare. As a makeup artist myself, I can confidently say that she rocked the makeup world when she released her makeup line in 2017 and has been influencing the beauty world ever since.

Trying some of her makeup products myself, I know that she doesn't skimp on quality, and even though some of her products may be a little pricey, trust me, you get what you pay for.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments